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Multi-car crash on Pennsylvania interstate injures 4

A three-vehicle wreck in Westfall Township left four people with injuries on July 24. Police indicate that the accident, which took place on Interstate 84 West at the off-ramp of Exit 53, involved a 2011 Chevrolet HHR, a 2015 Freightliner truck and a 2007 semi-truck.

The Chevrolet was traveling on the highway at 8:40 p.m. when the driver moved over into the off-ramp exit lane. Instead of exiting the highway, however, the driver reportedly veered back onto the highway and hit the rear end of the 2015 Freightliner. The driver of the 2007 tractor-trailer attempted to avoid crashing into the Chevy when the car re-entered the highway but instead struck an attenuator that was placed between the off-ramp exit lane and the westbound lane. The impact of the collision caused the 2007 truck to then strike the Chevrolet, and the Chevy came to a rest after being forced into the middle concrete barrier.

The 36-year-old Chevy driver and his 36-year-old female passenger were both transported to a nearby hospital. The 58-year-old female driver of the 2007 semitrailer and her 58-year-old male passenger also suffered injuries, and they were also transported to a medical center. It was reported that the driver of the 2015 truck did not suffer any injuries.

Those who suffered catastrophic injuries after a crash caused by a negligent or reckless driver could choose to file a personal injury claim. Victims could recover the cost of their medical treatment, lost income, expenses to repair or replace their vehicle and in some instances, for their pain in suffering.

Source: Times Herald Record, "4 injured in 3-vehicle crash on I-84 in Pennsylvania", July 25, 2014

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